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little LED problem
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2004, 03:35:47 PM »

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That works? I might have to try that!


like viridius said, it isnt the best power supply, and it does fluctuate, but i find that with low end led's, they dont tend to care. plus, with a grab bag, if you do fry one, so what? it cost you like a penny.

case in point ive been fooling around with a grab bag of led's from radioshack  for maybe a year or 2, and i have yet to exhaust the supply.


Ill have to start trying that then... Thanks!
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little LED problem
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2004, 07:59:51 PM »

A shorting LED can trip the overcurrent protection on a computer's PSU and can damage other components (eg: hard drive controller boards).  Batteries are, to some extent, fine since you're not going to put other expensive components in danger, but I would not recommend blindly substituting LEDs into your computer.
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